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VEH-41: Roadster with one headlight

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HURL Artifact No. VEH-41 *Denotes approximations and speculations
Name: Roadster Lost: Unknown
Artifact Type: Automobile Found: 6-Jul-2013
Nationality: USA Dive No: PV-799
Class or Make: Unknown Location: South Oahu
Model: Unknown Depth (m): 529m
Purpose: Recreational Driving HURL crew: Kerby, Cremer
Serial Number: Unknown Additional Dives:
Built/Launched: *1920's
Length: *12
Width: *6
Height:
Circumstance of Loss: Intentionally Disposed Crew Personnel/Position: 1 Driver and 3 Passengers
Reason of Loss: *Old age or failure Crew Survivals/Fatalities: n/a
Artifact History: Unknown
Artifact Condition: Vehicle is missing all of its body shell. The chassis is still present as are the wheels, which look to be disc type. The hub is hard to recognize as it looks like a large nut. The front passenger's headlight is still mounted, although empty. The passenger front fender is present, but the front bumper is missing. It looks like the engine and firewall are still present although starting to sink. There is numerous pieces of metal strewn about the front of the vehicle that may be from the windshield.
Additional Information: From overhead video it appears that this vehicle landed on the front end of another vehicle that is now in much worse condition. *2600 lbs